In this paper I have followed the practice I learnt while a consultant at Microsoft: that is “eating your own dog food”. At Microsoft it means running the business on your own software including the latest beta software. I have used Benefits Management as a framework to explore the huge challenges involved in transforming research into practice and to clarify some of the changes required. I have explored how learning from practice can influence the process of research so that research can become more relevant. In particular, I have considered how ‘agile’ principles and practices can be adapted to research projects. This appears to be a valuable line of inquiry with good opportunities for transforming research into practice for individual researchers as well as the wider academic community.
Ashurst, Colin, "“EATING OUR OWN DOG FOOD” TO TRANSFORM RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE" (2010). UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2010. 9.